Elijah of Buxton

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Elijah of Buxton

By Christopher Paul Curtis; Mirron Willis (Read by)

Listening Library, Compact Disc, 9780739367193, 8pp.

Publication Date: March 25, 2008

Description
Eleven-year-old Elijah is the first child born into freedom in Buxton, Canada, a settlement of runaway slaves just over the border from Detroit. He's best known in his hometown as the boy who made a memorable impression on Frederick Douglass. But things change when a former slave steals money from Elijah's friend, who has been saving to buy his family out of captivity in the South. Elijah embarks on a dangerous journey to America in pursuit of the thief, and he discovers firsthand the unimaginable horrors of the life his parents fled a life from which he ll always be free, if he can find the courage to get back home.


About the Author
Christopher Paul Curtis first novel, "The Watsons Go to Birmingham," was awarded both a Newbery Honor and a Coretta Scott King Honor. His second novel, "Bud, Not Buddy," won the Newbery Medal and the Coretta Scott King Award in 2000. He is also the author of the Golden Kite Award-winning "Bucking the Sarge, " "Mr. Chickee s Funny Money, " and "Mr. Chickee s Messy Mission." These titles are all available on audio from Listening Library."